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What’s New at Walt Disney World and Other Kissimmee, Florida, Theme Parks This Year

by Felicity Long

Feb 12, 2020

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Age Specific / Adult Children

Families with young kids know nothing fills a child’s dreams like a trip to Florida’s theme parks. Here’s what’s new at Walt Disney World Resort, SeaWorld Orlando, Universal Studios Florida, LEGOLAND Florida Resort and beyond.


Walt Disney World Resort

Mickey Mouse may be the star of the show, but Disney’s Hollywood Studios is opening his first ride-through attraction, March 4. Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway will feature a new cartoon short that takes guests inside a Mickey cartoon.


Meanwhile, Epcot will introduce several new shows in 2020. Guests can already experience Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360 and the Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along, and in summer, the France pavilion will welcome a new attraction, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, where guests will race through Gusteau’s restaurant on a wild adventure.


A new restaurant is also coming to the France pavilion: La Creperie de Paris, with table- and quick-service options, featuring a menu from Chef Jerome Bocuse.


Also at Epcot, the largest nighttime spectacular ever created for a Disney park, “HarmonioUS” will celebrate the music of Disney this year.


Finally, Disney Springs will debut “Drawn to Life,” a new Cirque du Soleil production, March 20. The new show will transport guests into the world of Disney animation in Cirque du Soleil’s signature style.


SeaWorld Orlando

Scheduled to open this spring, Ice Breaker is SeaWorld Orlando’s first launch coaster. The coaster will feature four launches, both backward and forward, culminating in a reverse launch.


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Universal Studios Florida

Also this spring, a new live-action stunt show will open at Universal Studios Florida. “The Bourne Stuntacular” will follow Jason Bourne across three continents during an epic chase.


LEGOLAND Florida Resort

Proclaiming 2020 the Year of the Pirate, LEGOLAND Florida Resort is holding PirateFest Weekends on select weekends in April and May, during which guests will learn to be pirates and meet exclusive pirate characters. Also opening in April, the Pirate Water Ski Show Adventure will feature skiing acrobatics and water stunts.


Wild Florida Airboats & Gator Park

Animal lovers can now enjoy Wild Florida Airboats & Gator Park’s new Drive-Thru Safari Park, just opened and featuring more than 100 exotic animals and native Florida wildlife, like elk, bison, cracker cows, zebras, watusi and oryx. Guests can also feed giraffes on a platform high above the Safari Park.


Revolution Off Road

Love archery? Revolution Off Road is introducing Archery Tag, a game of dodge ball with modified bows and arrows, where teams compete to steal arrows.


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